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San Clemente State Beach

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Address: I-5 (Basilone Road), San Clemente, CA 92672
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+1 949-492-3156

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Great beach for sun and surf

This sandy beach is great for sun and non-pro surfing. Easy accessible and not crowded at all. Possibillity for purchase of food, coffee, drinks and ice cream in adjacent... read more

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Fredericia, Denmark
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Fredericia, Denmark
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100 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This sandy beach is great for sun and non-pro surfing. Easy accessible and not crowded at all. Possibillity for purchase of food, coffee, drinks and ice cream in adjacent restaurant, bar and ice hut.

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25 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my local beach , paid parking or you can buy a State Park pass good for 1 year and allows you to go to ANY state park in California !!!! depending where you park it can be very private or groups of people ...

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Thank Laura R
San Clemente, California
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hit the sand and relax! Walking is good for everyone at the beach. Watched the sunset, do selfies, check colored stones, ogle at multi-million Gorg beachfront homes and sigh. Beautiful time anytime🌊😍!

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Thank Lolasuejen
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good wide beach with access to coast trail from San Clemente. Pay parking. Snack shack only open weekends

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Henderson, Nevada
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760 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 460 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Down a little from the main pier, offers good opportunities for some body surfing, swimming, and just plain beach fun. Both Metrolink and Amtrak run along the east boundary. But bring your own food and drink because offers are severely limited at this location.

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Thank Zoom_Gotti
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

As the title states we like this beach for the above reasons. We live 8 miles away and use this beach summer and winter. The beach is segregated with surfing and swimming areas. It has swings for the kids and BBQ areas. The Fishermans restaurant is one of our favorites. The only down side is the limited parking, so if... More 

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Thank Briandeis
Northbrook
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102 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The beach area is lovely and provides a long expanse to walk along the Pacific. You must cross rail tracks to get to the beach itself.

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Franklin, Idaho
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We came to San Clemente to get out of nasty snowy weather, and this beach was so refreshing and beautiful. Clean an clear views. Fun to watch surfers catching the big waves.

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West Nyack, New York
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

the camp ground is big! only a few were on the ocean - those are probably hard to get. we picked a spot, and then walked around. found the path to the ocean. steep hill going down. what a beautiful spot. I forgot my camera at the RV so couldn't take pictures and it was to much of a hike... More 

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San Clemente, California
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We absolutely always have the best time here. Out of all the beaches this is our favorite and we tell everyone who asks that this is the one to visit to get a true feeling for our local beaches.

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